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Monday, October 22, 2012

Tai Solarin's Widow, Sheila Solarin Dies At 82

Sheila Mary, widow of Nigeria’s late foremost academician and social crusader, Dr. Tai Solarin is dead.
The English-born woman who founded the renowned Mayflower School with her husband in Ikenne, Ogun State, died yesterday morning (October 21st ) at Babcock University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu.

In recognition of their efforts towards ensuring that more people have formal education, the Solarins have received several awards and recognition, locally and internationally.
Sheila was knighted and awarded the Member of British Empire (MBE) in 2007 by Queen Elizabeth.
Two state-owned tertiary institutions were named after Dr. Solarin. They are; Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijebu-Ode and Tai Solarin College of Education ((TASCE), Omu-Ijebu.

The late Mr and Mrs Solarin left behind two children, Corin and Tunde.
Funeral arrangements for the late educator will be announced soon.

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